Pine tree/shrub to I'D please

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Pine tree/shrub to I'D please

Post by Wilza » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:33 pm

Hi, I found this seeded in some shingle while weeding, any ideas what it could be? flat needles, slight pine smell when crushed. thanks
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Re: Pine tree/shrub to I'D please

Post by Springy » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:47 pm

My first thought is Taxus baccata. Yew tree.


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Post by Wilza » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:58 pm

Springy wrote:My first thought is Taxus baccata. Yew tree.
looks similar, but I've ruled that out..


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Post by Springy » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:19 pm

.......OR Picea abies :D


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Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:43 pm

Wilza wrote:
Springy wrote:My first thought is Taxus baccata. Yew tree.
looks similar, but I've ruled that out..
Why is it ruled out?
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Post by Conifers » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:02 pm

Grand Fir Abies grandis.

Fast-growing, and eventually huge - one in Scotland is 64 metres tall (2nd tallest tree in the UK). So be careful where you plant it!

Edit: here's one in Northumbs. (not quite so large, it's only 57 metres tall :lol: ):
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Post by Conifers » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:03 pm

fern Rob wrote:
Wilza wrote:
Springy wrote:My first thought is Taxus baccata. Yew tree.
looks similar, but I've ruled that out..
Why is it ruled out?
Yew shoots are green at one year old, not orange-brown as here.


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Post by redsquirrel » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:06 pm

i will side with connie here,dont recall him ever being wrong in this subject icon_thumright icon_thumright icon_thumright
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Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:22 pm

To be fair i would also have said taxis bacatta the Yew. :D
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Post by Wilza » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:42 pm

Conifers wrote:Grand Fir Abies grandis.

Fast-growing, and eventually huge - one in Scotland is 64 metres tall (2nd tallest tree in the UK). So be careful where you plant it!

Edit: here's one in Northumbs. (not quite so large, it's only 57 metres tall :lol: ):
Wow! I hope it isn't that haha! There is a scotts pine near to where I found it but nothing else. I'd hoped it was some sort of ornamental tree rather than a fancy Christmas Tree! :lol:

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Post by Conifers » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:30 pm

Wilza wrote:Wow! I hope it isn't that haha!
'Fraid it is icon_thumright
Wilza wrote:There is a scots pine near to where I found it but nothing else.
The seeds can blow a fair way in the wind.


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Re: Pine tree/shrub to I'D please

Post by Blairs » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:07 pm

Defo pinus, though not Scots pine. I find pine seedlings where birds like to poop on my garden.


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Post by Wilza » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:52 am

I'll grow it on and see if it shapes up to be a decent christmas tree for the house in a few years..


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Post by Wilza » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:53 am

I'll grow it on and see if it shapes up to be a decent christmas tree for the house in a few years..


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Post by Conifers » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:10 am

Blairs wrote:Defo pinus, though not Scots pine. I find pine seedlings where birds like to poop on my garden.
Sorry, nope - defo not a Pinus icon_thumright . Abies grandis, 100% certain.


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